looks about right. You (Impreza2) are holding around 280-ish at 7k, whereas Ian's car is holding at about 262-263-ish at 7k.
So the EWG + BCS combo is definitely doing you good up top.
I bet on 100oct unleaded you could hold out darn close to 300 at 7k. Thats a kick @$$ 16G right there!
I'll second evan-Impreza....stock tranny?